Press Release from Travel Alberta June 26, 2017
New On-It bus service between Banff and Calgary
On-It is celebrating Canada’s 150 birthday with weekend bus service from June 17 to September 4, 2017.
The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) is piloting the service to Banff that will include pick-up and stops in Okotoks, Calgary Cochrane and Canmore. Tickets are sold online at a special Canada 150 price of $10 each way. Children five and under ride for free. Purchase your tickets online at onitregionaltransit.ca. E-tickets may be downloaded to a smartphone or printed and scanned on the bus.
There are two routes: Calgary / Banff Express running between Calgary’s Crowfoot LRT station and BanffCalgary / Banff Regional which starts and ends in Okotoks, with stops at Somerset- Bridlewood LRT station, Crowfoot LRT station, Cochrane and Canmore.
Regular Calgary Transit fares apply for transit to Crowfoot LRT or Somerset-Bridlewood LRT station. Then it is $10/each way (kids under five ride free), which includes free use of Banff Roam transit and Parks Canada shuttles. On-It Regional Transit employs 54 seat luxury coach bus that will take you to the Banff Train Station and Banff High School where you can explore the town site on foot or transfer onto the Roam transit system free of charge for the day by showing your valid On-It ticket to the driver in Canmore or Banff. As an added benefit, you can use the free Parks Canada’s shuttles to Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Tunnel Mountain and other popular park destinations.
The Canada 150 Calgary/Banff service is the result of a successful collaboration between the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP), Parks Canada, and the towns of Banff and Canmore and Calgary Transit as a coordinating partner providing logistical support at Somerset and Crowfoot LRT stations. This pilot project ends September 4, 2017, and is part of a long-term plan to develop a comprehensive On-it regional transit system.